iMobile.com.au - Phone Review Motorola V60
T29s Ė There is no doubt about it (Part 1/2)
19 November 2001
Written By Anthony Edwards
There are some things I
really like about this phone.
There are some things that just plain annoy me.
But when it comes down to it, I bought one,
so it canít be that bad, can it?
Letís start with the good.
Firstly, itís not a Nokia, and for me at the moment, thatís a plus (is there
anyone that doesnít have an 8210?)
But this phone does make a
case for itself too.
As someone who has made a lot
of calls inadvertently while walking along, I have always liked flip phones and
the way the buttons are protected, and Ericsson has continued on their tradition
of making some of the best. This
phone is reasonably light (105g), small and slim, and sits very comfortably in
your shirt pocket. Itís the same
size as the T28, so basically a Nokia with an antenna, but it feels strong and
well made. The two colours that it
comes in look pretty good too, thereís a choice of purple or blue, but
theyíre not interchangeable.
Allows you to
reject calls without opening the flap (push up twice while phone is
This phone has everything
that you would expect from a good mobile. It
is WAP compatible, but its use will be limited by the 3-line display that the
T29 possesses. There are some
pretty funky screen savers and animations, and the vibration is strong enough to
get the heart fluttering. It also
has voice dialling, but it seems to be very sensitive, and you need to speak in
exactly the same tone or it wonít work.
A lot of the features of this
phone are left over from the T28. They
include the little slide button that shows how much battery life is remaining in
minutes, which is pretty nifty, but seems to be a little inaccurate. This button also allows you to reject calls without opening
the flap (push up twice while phone is ringing) so that you can send your boss
straight to voicemail!
The flip has gone from the
notoriously easy to break spring-button-flip of the T28 to the old ways of
pushing the flip open yourself like with the T10.
Like the T28 though, the T29 is active-flip.
The colour of the screen is very classy, a nice deep green blue which
looks really good in a dark room.
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